Valarie is the founder of Jump into a Book-a website dedicated to creating fun activities and adventures for children, families, and all who love books from “our” favorite children’s books. She is the owner and creative director of Audrey Press-an independent publishing house. Valarie lives at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee with her husband and three children.

Diana Ennen, Publicist  - (954) 971-4025

Valarie has been featured on:

#1 Seller on iTunes iBookstore List December on 2012

Fox 6 News WBRC

Fox 6 News







Rhythm of The Home

Rhythm of The Home





LiveStream Event: Waldorf Family Storytime Extravaganza

Waldorf Family Storytime

The Daily App Show

DailyApp Show

Blount County The Daily Times

Articles & Mentions

Rhythm of The Home

Jamie Ridler Creative Dream Journal

A Place Like This


Yahoo! Shine-6 Benefits of Creating E-Books for Children | Parenting –

Melissa Taylor’s Imagination Soup: Top iPad Apps for Kids

Little Acorn Learning

A Free Spirit Life

Lady of The Arts



Learn Sweden:

Audrey Press

Jump Into A Book

A Place Like This

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie


Published Works:

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory enhanced digital e-book. #1 in iTunes iBookstore-Children’s Books December of 2012.

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie

The Fox Diaries: The Year The Foxes Came to Our Garden: In Amazon and available for Nook.

The Fox Diaries

Community Involvement:

  • Member of SCBWI Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators
    Member of Independent Book Publisher’s Group
    Reading mentor in Blount County with local schools.
  • On the board of directors for The Maryville School of Music.
  • ON the Board of visitors for the University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • RIF (Reading is fundamentall) participant


Awards and Achievements:

Two time winner of the National Endowment of the Arts Meet the Composer Award

National Endowment for the Arts

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie Wins QED Award


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Social Media:

Twitter: 700+ Followers

Facebook: Over 1400 Likes

Pinterest: 329 Followers